The University of Melbourne

Master of Public Health

Graduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 million
Student Population 69,000
Int'l Student Population 27,000
Main Campus Parkville (Melbourne)
Program Campus Parkville
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $49,024 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake February 2020
Application Deadline Variable*
International Places Variable / no set limit

Overview

The Master of Public Health at University of Melbourne will prepare you toward a future career as a leader in public health and health care. It is ideal for graduates with a record of academic achievement who gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others and who aspire to leadership roles in public health.

The University of Melbourne has recently conducted an intensive two-year review of the MPH core subject curriculum and have made some exciting new changes to the MPH core subjects. Within the review, Melbourne consulted employers and staff, reviewed graduate student feedback and benchmarked against MPH offerings around the world. As a result, the university has developed an novel new core subject, “Planning and Prioritizing in Public Health” that is focused on practical public health workplace skills.

Program

The Master of Public Health has three components:

1. Core Component
The core component includes up to six subjects that will provide you with a rigorous, multidisciplinary foundation in public health theory and practice, that is essential to all aspects of public health practice.

2. Specialist Component
The specialist component offers you the opportunity to focus on one or more key fields in public health and gain the skills and knowledge required for practice in the area. Melbourne’s Master of Public Health specialized areas:

  • Ageing
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology
  • Gender and Women’s Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Economics & Economic Evaluation
  • Health Program Evaluation
  • Health Social Sciences
  • Indigenous Health
  • Primary Care
  •  Sexual Health

3. Capstone Experience
The capstone experience will offer you the opportunity to consolidate your specialist training and apply the knowledge gained in the course to real-world scenarios. You may apply to undertake a research project with an expert in their field; a professional practice placement with a recognized agency, institution or community organization concerned with health; or capstone selective subjects.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree 
You must have a completed undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 60% or equivalent.

2. Curriculum Vitae
A current Curriculum Vitae or resume detailing public health and health-related work experience (if any).

In ranking applications, the selection committee will consider prior academic performance and when relevant, health-related work experience. Successful applicants with an appropriate professional health-related degree or work experience may be granted advanced standing. Please contact OzTREKK for more information.

Admission Timeline

*The University of Melbourne has a general application deadline of April 29 for the July intake and October 30 for the February/March intake.